Sometimes when you feel the need to overhaul your life, beginning with your home front can be a good place to start. Living in a house surrounded by the same interior design aesthetic you set up four years ago normally does not take another year to become a dull and boring affair. This is why most people, when they find themselves embroiled in such a predicament, often start searching for new home décor ideas after only a year (or in extreme cases, two) of residing in the same setting has elapsed.
Now for restless souls like these, there is no better way to shift gear than by bringing in modern, trendy furniture to revamp their living space – a trend which is all the rage in Pakistan’s home décor circles these days (and which this blog will vent copiously on).
Ode to the Home Space: Let Your Home Décor Ideas Reign Free!
Your home is your haven.
It is the place where you spend the greater part of each day – so it makes a lot of sense for you to personalise your home decor as much as possible.
Start by changing the interior colours to match your personality and your moods. Use the walls to display pictures and paintings that are close to your heart; the same goes for the furniture that you decide to experiment with.
A home, when considered on a more abstract plane, can be likened to a blank canvas for you to express yourself, your identity, and your style; a lot like how your body takes recourse to high fashion for accentuating its profile.
The standard interior design journey
Picking out the right pieces of furniture is the first step in any interior design journey. These can be custom-made items or store-bought; depending on what works for you. For this reason, choosing the right vendors for procuring your furniture is vital.
Many people prefer to make do with an experienced and vetted retail brand. In Pakistan, Marvellous Furniture comprises a good furniture sourcing option; offering a variety of designs to choose from for everything ranging from beds and sofas to cupboards and dressers.
But if you money buying new materials, look for DIY solutions on the internet. This route will allow you to reuse some of your old pieces by giving them a makeover that gets them looking completely brand new.
Top Pakistani Home Décor Trends
If you’re currently involved in (or anticipate taking up) a home redecorating gig, the following list of the top furniture and home décor trends in the country will provide you with much mileage for where you need to go.
- Pink hues
- Extravagant headboards
- Geometric patterns
- Natural materials
- Handmade custom pieces
- Art deco
It never hurts to know what’s buzzing in the market!
For all you know, there could be a decoration piece out there that’s just waiting to pull at your heartstrings.
1. Pink Hues
Shades of the colour pink draped over every piece of interior décor and furniture item you can think of, have consistently featured as a top choice for many home design specialists for more than a year now – and the trend does not appear to be going away anytime soon.
Adding a soft touch of pink in a subtle way is a clever way to upgrade the colour profile of just about any room.
Blush, meanwhile, is the new nude. It is super versatile and can help add a strategic splash of life to a drably shaded room. Pair the colour with nudes or greys to give your rooms a sober look, or combine it with bold shades like green or navy blue to set the tone for a more assertive-looking space.
2. Extravagant Headboards
This year has been all about going over-the-top with your interior décor choices – especially when it comes to new headboard designs. Not surprisingly, large and luxurious headboards suddenly seem to be everywhere (a sign of the times, perhaps?).
Another popular design trend has to do with upholstering your headboard with intermittent jewels, or adding velvet to the construction to evoke a more regal flair. The new-age maxim is ‘the bolder your choice, the better’; and it’s certainly evident everywhere you look!
To gain an idea of some of the trendiest headboard design choices to have enveloped Pakistan’s headboard design space in recent years, consider paying a visit to Marvellous Furniture’s continually updated Facebook page.
3. Geometric Patterns
This trend may seem like it’s been lingering around since the early 2000s, but geometric patterns recently made yet another dramatic entry into the local interior design scene. With their oversized designs and bolder colours, these ageless decoration novelties make for some of the easiest ways in which you can imbue your interiors with a little bit of sometimes much-needed drama.
4. Natural Materials
The use of natural materials and the beautiful textures that they bring can make any room seem enticing in a flash. Ever seen a shellfish studded mosaic fitted to an art or furniture gallery wall? Well, the luxurious effect wrought by such items of decoration is something you can easily cultivate in your own home space – should you feel up to the challenge of investing some currency towards their acquisition.
5. Handmade Custom Pieces
Handcrafted and custom-made decorative pieces have started gaining more and more market momentum (read: attention) these days. This development stems from our increasing desire to be different and to foster our own separate identity. It has also acquired added impetus from global and quantifiable increases in social awareness – from a turn-of-the-century zeitgeist of rabid individualism – geared towards creating a better world for everyone. So if you want to inject a unique fervour to your living space, handmade custom furniture or décor pieces are the way to go.
Antique decoration and furniture pieces, on a similar footing to custom-made materials, also give people the opportunity to be different. People want their living spaces to have a personality or a story to tell, and these nifty artisanal wonders enable them to realize this end.
7. Art Deco
Art Deco boasts one of the richest histories in the annals of the interior design world. Again, paradoxically, this is also one of the newest home décor ideas to gain renewed prominence in the country’s home décor niche.
As may now be evident (after you’ve perused this piece), the modern homeowner has two broad interior decoration choices to play with:
- to be bold and go ‘all out’ on style and design using chunky furniture and colours that grab attention
- to be safe and minimalistic – using light colours and allowing solitary furniture pieces to speak for themselves.
Now that’s a lot of variety; provided you nurture the artistic sense to make your chosen home design orientation (and the goodies that come with it) work!
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